The Baale of Araromi Village in Ibadan, Oyo State, Chief Tafa Apanpa, and his wife have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who stormed the village located in Bakatari area of Ibadan on Tuesday night.
Bakatari, in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan, is a border town between Oyo and Ogun States, located on the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road.
A resident of the community who pleaded anonymity told newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan that the baale and his wife were kidnapped while it was raining on Tuesday night.
When contacted, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, saying efforts had been put in place to secure the release of the victims.
Osifeso said: “The incident happened very late on Tuesday 22nd of June at Araromi Village.
“Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and apprehend the abductors, please.”